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“Get off of the resort for breakfast - it's worth the drive” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Island Lava Java

Island Lava Java
68-1845 Waikoloa Road, HI 96738, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Ranked #7 of 52 restaurants in Waikoloa
Cuisines: Pizza, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Get off of the resort for breakfast - it's worth the drive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

Worth the effort, yummy food. Highlights include Lava Moco, Big Kahuna, and Papaya with Yogurt/Granola. Family of five with varied likes/dislikes all found something they enjoyed. We went each morning - I especially liked the coffee.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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  • Japanese first
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South Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“surprised”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

The Island Lava Java in Kaulia Kona was pretty good, but this one is understaffed. They need some good outgoing young people to work with the customers. We may have eaten there more if they had had more help/service.

Visited June 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great outdoor and indoor setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Recommended by the locals, a great view of the ocean and a great meal, you should try the specials on the board or the pancakes with macademia nuts

Visited June 2013
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Des Moines, Iowa
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74 reviews 74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great sandwich and salad!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

Found this place waiting for our room to be ready. Had a smoothie, Mauna Loa sandwich and a salad that had toasted macadamia nuts on it. We plan to go back later to try their coffee drinks.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Awesome for the price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

This place was well worth the drive. Excellent breakfast food and excellent prices. No frills here. Awesome change up from the 30 dollar breakfast buffets at the Kohala resorts. We searched for a "reasonable" price breakfast place in the area, and came up empty handed until we found this place. Island style waffle was a winner! Definitely would recommend people to check out this place when searching for breakfast in Kohala

Visited June 2013
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